Town of Huntsville
Customer Service
37 Main Street East Huntsville ON P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Development & Planning for Land Use

The Planning Department reviews and provides advice with respect to land development. Before you decide to build on a property, please check the following or contact the Planning office:

  • Is the land zoned properly?
  • Are there any restrictions on the property? (i.e. height of buildings)
  • Is Site Plan Approval required?

Planning for Development

Here are some of the areas you may need to consider while planning for land development on a property:

  • Consent (Severance) - includes division of property, boundary adjustments and registering an easement or right-of-way.
  • Minor Variance - granted to allow a change in zoning requirements such as setbacks, building height and parking.
  • Zoning Amendment - required to bring proposed development into compliance with Zoning By-Law.
  • Site Plans - all industrial, commercial, institutional, multiple residential and waterfront residential are subject to Site Plan Control.
  • Official Plan Amendment - required to make changes to the Official Plan.
  • Subdivision and Condominium Development
  • Entrance Permit - required to construct a driveway from the road to your property and will be needed before a building permit can be issued.
  • Development Charges - will be required for new development and may include fees from Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka.

Building and Constructing on Land

Once you have determined that your property is ready to be built on, please see the Construct, Renovate & Demolish page for details on when, and how to get a building permit.

Application Forms

Visit the Planning Forms page for all development forms.

Planners Can Help

Consulting with a planner in the Planning Department will help step you through the application process and can answer any questions you may have.

Who to Contact

Town of Huntsville
Jasmine Last
Customer Service Representative, Planning

Phone: (705) 789-1751
In Person: 37 Main St East
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